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What is Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health?

Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (IECMH) is the developing capacity from birth to 6 to experience, regulate, and express emotions; to form close relationships; and to explore the environment and learn, all in the context of family, community, and cultural expectations for young children.

Our work is grounded in the Diversity-Informed Tenets for Work with Infants, Children and Families (Tenets) which serves as a compass for operationalizing our policies and practices.

We are happy to announce that through a partnership with the Dpt. of Public Health, the Boston Public Health Commission, MassAIMH/MSPCC and Dpt. of Mental Health, there have been three workshops on the Diversity Informed Tenets offered across the state, involving state agency partners and BIPOC led organizations as participants.


DC 0-5 training opportunity for MA providers

We planned a July training that has filled up before we had a chance to publicize it here, but we hope to have more opportunities throughout the year. If you are interested in further opportunities, please add your name to our General Interest List, and we will e-mail you when the next training is available.


MassAIMH IECMH Endorsement®
MassAIMH Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Endorsement® is a nationally recognized credential that highlights acknowledgement of specialized knowledge and expertise for professionals working with or on behalf of families with young children.

In Massachusetts, we have 45 and counting diverse endorsed professionals across the state! 

A NEW COHORT of MassAIMH Endorsement® opens on July 12th, 2021
Do you work with or on behalf of families with children 0-3 years of age?
MassAIMH invites applications for IMH Endorsement®. Sign up below if you are interested in participating in this cohort towards Endorsement®.

Applications open: July 12th, 2021
Application submission: August 20th, 2021


Check out this brand-new resource for children, families, and those who work with them in service of support during children’s uncertainty and anxiety amidst the changing pandemic public health guidelines. It is a social story called Our New Normal written by Emilee Johnson, Educational Coordinator at the Boston Children’s Hospital Child Care Center. This social story can be used to support children's understanding of these changes, just like other books used in the classroom or at home.

Note: Proceeds from book sales go to the author.


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Thank you!

Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

Contact Aditi Subramaniam



Massachusetts Department of Mental Health 

25 Staniford Street, Boston MA, 02118

Contact Andrea Gonçalves-Oliveira


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